SEAFARING SPLIT, 2016 poetry chapbooks by Jessica Q. Stark and Kiley McLaughlin


Re: Pls Fwd All Future Arrangements

Nobody loses sleep
over a red rover
near-miss.

But here is a
last-call
for all future arrange
ments:

LAX > MIX >
RDU > FOR >
SGN // Find me.
Etch-a-sketch me
at the end of dull
knife-pens and
I’ll rest assured
by sunset u
didn’t miss
a thing,

Can you tell where
I am standing
from the sound
of my voice?

I am the corner of
each
hostage post-card.

I am in the cubicle
splicing cistern,
known for placing
dead grass decorum in
its assigned
receptacle.

I is very please w/ yr
welcome & hope
u will vist me
again.

Count
finger
prints
on
threadbare
voices
saying,

yeap,
yeap,
see ya.

Knock the
sun out
onto
the
dance- dance-
break
room,
say
ing,

push it
again &
I might
miss ya.

Send me late,
out-call messages
before dawn.
Rise out
onto yr
night
feelies.

Tax me.

Relax me.

Guide these
dumb hands
back home.

 

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